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Aisha Lobaton Issa
10 Nov 2017
Aisha Lobaton Issa
10 Nov 2017
Nicholas II was coronated as the emperor of Russia. He was an absolute monarch, which meant that he had the final thoughs on any decision that concerned the russian empire, which has huge. Because of the industrialization, the idea of communism was brought to russia. Which led to the working class of the empire demanding greater representation.
The empire had many failures, one of the most noble was the Russo- Japanese war.
Russia suffers a military defeat at sea by newly industrialized Japan, thwarting Russia's territorial ambitions toward Manchuria and Korea. Troops of Russian Czar Nicholas II fire upon peaceful demonstrators in St. Petersburg killing hundreds in what comes to be known as Bloody Sunday. Continuing political unrest in Russia, including a general strike, results in the creation of a national legislative assembly (Duma) by the Czar. That for the record, had no authority whatsoever and Nicolas II could still do
Pyotr Stolypin the prime minister appointed by Nicolas was assassinated.
The Balkan War erupts in southern Europe as Serbia leads an attack by members of the Balkan League (Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece) against the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire to drive the Turks out of Europe.
The Balkan War ends with the Turks driven out of southern Europe. A peace settlement is then drawn up by the major European powers that divides up the former Turkish areas in southern Europe among the Balkan League nations. However, the peace is short-lived as Bulgaria, desiring a bigger share, attacks neighboring Greece and Serbia. Romania then attacks Bulgaria along with the Turks. This Second Balkan War results in Bulgaria losing territory and the Serbians becoming emboldened, leaving the Balkan region o
St. Petersburg was renamed Petrograd because it sounded more Russian. Another important event is the first world war, in which russia had mixed success. To raise moral and against the advice of everyone Nikolas appointed himself as the head of the army. He left his wife, Empress Alexandra in charge of the capital with her advisor Grigori Rasputin.
After Russia’s failings on the eastern front, Rasputin was blamed for corrupting the royal family, and was eventually assassinated. Nikolas as the head of the army was seen responsable for the failure of the war. War fatigue and food shortages led to protest which Nikolas had hoped to put down with the army. But the army joined the protests. In order to calm the situation some Russian generals met with Nikolas and urged him to abdicate.
He finally abdicated and left the empire, so some people that were exiled came back. For example Vladimir Lenin, who undermined the new provisional government by forming a rival of the Petrograd Soviet. The provisional government decided not to end the war and at the front of this protest were lenin's communist faction called the Bolsheviks, the government forces decided to open fire and any prominent Bolshevik such as Leon Trotsky were arrested and Lenin was forced to flee to Finland. Alexander Kerensky ap
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